Biblical Banner Hangs in Iowa Elementary School Classroom Until Parent Notifies Local News Station

It’s amazing how, after all the church/state separation cases we’ve seen in public schools, there are still teachers who would put up a sign like this in an elementary school classroom and not think it’d be a big deal:



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South Dakota Legislators Propose Bill That Would Allow Teaching of Creationism in Public Schools

In a bill that’s very similar to one proposed by Indiana legislators last week, South Dakota’s Senate Bill 114 would allow Creationism and climate change-denial to make their way into public school classrooms.



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 39: Katherine Stewart, Author of The Good News Club

Our latest podcast guest is Katherine Stewart, author of The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children, about an organization bringing religious fundamentalism to elementary schools across the country.



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Why I Don’t Believe an Indiana Teacher Was Fired for Being an Atheist

Note: There have been a lot of articles this week about an Indiana teacher who filed a lawsuit against his former district saying he was fired because he was an atheist.

Last June, this story surfaced after he filed an initial complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Since the details have not changed, I’m reprinting my post about his case below, with a few updates.

In 2013, Kevin Pack was hired to teach German classes at Northridge High School in Middlebury, Indiana. As of last March, he was no longer working there.



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Jehovah’s Witness Leader Rants Against Higher Education, Saying It’ll Lead to “Spiritual Disaster”

Jehovah’s Witnesses Governing Body member Tony Morris is the host of the January video on the new JW online television network and what he says is a terrifying tirade against higher education.

You can see the full episode here since it’s not embeddable, but in short, they show us that what JWs fear the most is being challenged on their beliefs — and places where your beliefs are scrutinized are to be avoided at all costs.

Here are some of the highlights:



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